Archive | Network Hacking


15 August 2014 | 1,592 views

Hiding A Bitcoin Mining Botnet In The Cloud

This is a pretty interesting story, and an interesting use (or mis-use) of cloud resources. We’ve covered similar stuff before like the case when Yahoo! was Spreading Bitcoin Mining Botnet Malware Via Ads, and then more recently when the Pirated ‘Watch Dogs’ Game Made A Bitcoin Mining Botnet. But this time it’s not malware based, [...]

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11 August 2014 | 1,650 views

XML Quadratic Blowup Attack Blows Up WordPress & Drupal

This was a pretty interesting piece of news for me last week as I was actually affected by it (I think?). It’s an XML Quadratic Blowup Attack that affects both WordPress and Drupal and is quite serious as rather than just crashing the software, it can take down the whole server. It didn’t completely take [...]

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06 August 2014 | 1,929 views

HoneyDrive 3 Released – The Premier Honeypot Bundle Distro

A new version of HoneyDrive, HoneyDrive 3 has been released codenamed Royal Jelly, Honeypots in a box is a great concept if you want to deploy a honeypot quickly without too much hassle. HoneyDrive is the premier honeypot Linux distro. It is a virtual appliance (OVA) with Xubuntu Desktop 12.04.4 LTS edition installed. It contains [...]

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21 July 2014 | 2,023 views

clipcaptcha – CAPTCHA Service Impersonation Tool

clipcaptcha is an extensible and signature based CAPTCHA Provider impersonation tool based off Moxie Marlinspike’s sslstrip codebase, which we mentioned back in 2009 – SSLstrip – HTTPS Stripping Attack Tool. Depending on its mode of operation it may approve, reject or forward the CAPTCHA verification requests. It maintains an easy to edit XML configuration file [...]

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02 July 2014 | 1,893 views

Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Action Cripples Dynamic DNS Service No-IP

So it looks like Microsoft has been a little heavy handed in this case, the case of dynamic DNS provider No-IP serving up malware. I would imagine most of us have utilised a dynamic DNS service at some point to map a dynamic IP address to a memorable domain. It seems that malware folks have [...]

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04 June 2014 | 1,654 views

OWASP NINJA-PingU – High Performance Large Scale Network Scanner

NINJA-PingU (NINJA-PingU Is Not Just A Ping Utility) is a free open-source high performance network scanner tool for large scale analysis. It has been designed with performance as its primary goal and developed as a framework to allow easy plugin integration. Essentially it’s a high performance, large scale network scanner, the likes of which we [...]

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30 May 2014 | 3,100 views

Bro – Passive Open-Source Network Traffic Analyzer

While focusing on network security monitoring, Bro provides a comprehensive platform for more general network traffic analysis as well. Well grounded in more than 15 years of research, Bro has successfully bridged the traditional gap between academia and operations since its inception. Today, it is relied upon operationally in particular by many scientific environments for [...]

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09 April 2014 | 4,221 views

Heartbleed Bug SSL Vulnerability – Everything You Need To Know

Introduction So the Internet has been exploding this week due to the Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL which effects a LOT of servers and websites and is being hailed by some as the worst vulnerability in the history of the Internet thus far. The main info on the bug can be found at http://heartbleed.com/. In basic [...]

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12 December 2013 | 8,114 views

THC-Hydra 7.5 Released – Fast Parallel Network Logon Cracker

Hydra is a parallelized network logon cracker which supports numerous protocols to attack, new modules are easy to add, beside that, it is flexible and very fast. Features IPv6 Support Graphic User Interface Internationalized support (RFC 4013) HTTP proxy support SOCKS proxy support The tool supports the following protocols –

And is faster in [...]

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28 November 2013 | 2,024 views

ike-scan – Discover & Fingerprint IKE Hosts (IPsec VPN Servers)

ike-scan discovers IKE hosts and can also fingerprint them using the retransmission backoff pattern. ike-scan can perform the following functions: Discovery Determine which hosts in a given IP range are running IKE. This is done by displaying those hosts which respond to the IKE requests sent by ike-scan. Fingerprinting Determine which IKE implementation the hosts [...]

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